2018-2019 Catalog

COGS 255 Data Analysis and Visualization

The primary goal of this course is twofold: (1) to provide students, from a wide range of disciplines, with hands-on training to analyze a variety of data-sets relevant to their course of study, and (2) to provide them with the tools to understand the rhetorical form and function of different types of data visualizations. Students will consider how questions can be answered using data; learn how to analyze data appropriately;learn to design and present graphs that tell an easy-to-understand visual story, have high impact and are memorable, and critically consider the assumptions underlying accurate interpretation of analyses and visualizations. Students from any major are welcome.


4 units



Core Requirements Met

  • Mathematics/Science